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Feb 14, 2013 4:30am EST
past the senate fill buster and be confirmed as the top pentagon first of all. the na plans to hold a news conference today in tennessee to respond to the president's state of the union address. on tuesday, the president called on congress to vote on a package of proposed measures including a ban on a sale of assault weapons and mandatory background check. >>> robin roberts will be on the cover of "people" magazine this week. inside the gma co-anchor talks about the battle with cancer. pick up a copy at newsstands beginning tomorrow. >>> today a collection of love letters between lyndon johnson and lady bird johnson will be available for the public to read. nearly 100 letters were written by the couple during their two month court ship back in 1934. they're going to go on display at the presidential library in austin. >>> it doesn't matter how old you are, valentine's day is a holiday everyone can enjoy. >> absolutely with that being said your age can determine your definition of love on this valentine's day. some young philosophers actually give some insight as to what they call love
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 4:30am EST
to furloughs. meantime according to the pentagon the workers responsible for crucial military functions would be forced to stay at home one day a week without pay. >> but it's not just the military employees who are going to feel the pain. 84,000 children who attend dod run schools will be affected if their teachers are furloughed as a result of sequestration. >>> now the possibility of automatic budget cuts means that children in government funded programs could also be out of the classroom. that's because some head start programs would lose their funding, without head start children from low income families wouldn't get the preschool education. >> my concerns for sequestration would be who to cut, when to cut, how to cut. it would be very difficult for us to determine who doesn't get the service and who does. >> well, the adults who teach these kids would also be out of work as well. >>> well, today government officials, gun controlled a vocals and law enforcement officials will attend a conference on the federal response to gun violence. this is in response to the sandy hoo
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
agencies could lead to furloughs for as many as 2 million workers. the pentagon fears it could have a drastic effect on -- and republicans says it's coming. >> we are here because the president back in the last session of congress refused to cut spending in in anyplace and we wound up with it. >> reporter: there's uncertainty over the deadline senator schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> their arguments don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the few whose special interest they areprotecting. >> reporter: finding the balance has evade lawmakers. shelby lynn reporting from atlanta. >> the budgets cuts were averted at the beginning of the year in a scaled back fiscal cliff. >>> if you need to update the washing machine or refridge rayor, today is the day to do it. it's the last day to take advantage of the tax break on energy star products. after today, you are going to have to pay sales tax on the appliances so again it ends today so today is the day to do that. >> time for a check on your weather with meteorologist lynette charles. it was
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 4:30am EST
financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other one was hit. the driver did stop at the scene and is not going to be charged. but some incredible video to pass along to you this morning. >> horrible accident. >>> right now 4:54 on this wednesday morning. let's get right to weather for us beca
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm EST
ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could go into effect. the pentagon said if that happens, the have the majority of the 800,000 civilian workers would have to be furloughed. >> this is one of the most distasteful tasks i will face. >> reporter: they will lose one day of work each week for 22 weeks, a also of 20% of their pay. military personnel would be exempted. pentagon officials warn even though the civilian workforce will take the direct hit -- >> the associated furloughs will impact our war fighters, our veterans and family mem tbhers untold ways. >> reporter: lawmakers voted to delay it by two months as part of that last-minute deal at new year's but that set up another deadline. if congress doesn't act by march 1st, $85 billion in spending cuts did into effect all at once. it would also mean tsa agents are furloughed, so expect longer lines at airport security. 1,000 law enforcement agents forced off the job. 70,000 preschoolers dropped from their head start program. 80% of the pentagon civilian workforce is based outside of the washington area.
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentagon. the 325 deaths set a new record. the army officials said the number exceeded those in afghanistan during the same period. >>> the grandstand of a county fairground goes up in fire but this was no accident. why the city decided to burn it to the ground. >>> what are the odds of getting this to win a game right after falling down. we'll hear from the high schooler who made that unlikely buzzer beater. >>> a fire torches a grandstand in austin, minnesota. it was used as a training session for firefighters. the department said burning down the stand will save the city $30,000 in removal costs. >>> a football a nat tech in california turned his lawn into a mini super bowl stadium. check it out. it looks like the field from the super bowl. they have a ravens end zone and a niners end zone and the nfl logos. the man who created it said it took about 15 hours and his neighbors supports his stadium work but i'm sure they hope it's gone today. >>> a high school basketball player in l.a. hits a
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm EST
them by coming together with more sensible approaches. >> reporter: yesterday the pentagon said if the cuts happen it'll furlough most of its 800,000 civilian work force. losing one day of work a week for up to 22 weeks would mean a cut of 20% in pay. military people would be exempt but. >> the across the board cuts to defense will harm our national security interests, will reduce our readiness. >> reporter: the cut also have a ripple affect across the nation. tsa agents could be furloughs meaning longer lines at security. 1,000 fbi and other agents off the job and 70,000 preschoolers dropped from head start. next week the president will hit the road to highlight what the white house called the real world impact of these cuts including lost jobs. abc news washington. >> now if an agreement isn't reached in time more than 100,000 federal employees right here in the state could have their salaries cut. >> all new, adam jones, chris davis and matt weeder also have a all new look when they step in to the batter's box. a new batting helmet developed will be standard issue for all teams
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
pentagon fears it would have a drastic effect on the military. last week, democrats proposed delaying the cuts once gone but republicans are saying no way. >> we are here because the president in the last session refused to cut spending in anyplace and we wound up with the sequester. >> reporter: and you are going to be hearing the word a lot sequester. it's how dc is referring to the ought mat being across the board spending cuts due on march 1st. live in federal hill, linda so, ab catch the 2 news. >>> today is -- abc2 news. >>> today is president's day but parking meters will be in effect and the mba wants you a know the off will be close and vehicle admission inspection station so keep that in mind if you have the day off. time is running out if you want to save pony on energy star products. today is the last day to take advantage of a tax break on srn appliances such as washing machines and standard size refrigerators. there's a list for the items available on the comp trol are's website and a learning to that is on ours -- link to that is on ours. >>> the music world is mourning the
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
pentagon, thousands of workers would see their work week cut down by a day. some 8hundred thousand workers would looz a day pay. we'd see the biggest impact in our state along with virginia, texas and georgia. >> as far as like the day-to- day business of operations, you're not going to see a -- it's not going to be a snap and things will stop but things will move slowly. >> starbridge says ships scheduled the return will not be able to and ships scheduled for repairs won't get it. >> new video of the gas explosion in kansas city missouri. tonight workers are still trying to search for possible victims. at least one body has been recovered. we'retold a construction crew hit a gas line that sparked the blast. >> the family of a former police officer who killed his ex-wife and daughter-in-law and another woman says a brain tumor may be to blame. according topolice, thomas shot and killed the woman before turning the gun on himself in a delaware courthouse last week. hisfamily says he was diagnosed with the tumor in 1990 but was told there was no need to operate. now his family believ
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
up in one minute, why the pentagon has grounded some premary jet fighters. . >> plus. >> all right rosie we're out here live where the showers are coming down. look at the glazed ice on one of the cars in the abc2 news parking lot. you cansee what we're dealing with and a quick shot of these showers as they come down. . >> you need to clean off my car. and combining history class and a math lesson stirs up troubl . also, enough racy texts, which government agency is warning employees about using their cell phones for hanky pangy. . >> brand new at 11:00, the military has ground the entire fleet of f-33 fighters after discovering a flaw. a crack in the engine blade was discovered during a routine inspection. ifnavy and air force jets were also grounded. about fourhundred billion dollars worth of mraens are grounded until the investigation is complete. >> the fbi is cracking down on sexting. don't worry, they're only going after their own employees. the agency'sassistant director says employees have used government issued devices to send racy texts and pictures. so a report went out
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
. it's tided to the 2014 budget proposal expected to be sent to congress this month. the pentagon is racing for automatic -- bracing for automatic butt cuts on march -- budget cuts on march 1st unless congress intervenes, saturday mail service will be a thing of the past. >>> u.s. postal service officials announced they will stop delivering first class mail on saturdays but packages will be delivered. the change which goes into effect august 1st is expected to save a few billion dollars. the agency also plans to implement a number of other cost cutting measures. postal officials have been calling on congress to pass legislation to ease their fiscal pain. >>> it's official. the iron is now out. the cat is now in. monopoly announced the change on its facebook page. the company used an online contest to choose the new token and there you see it's a kitty cat. now this -- was because they wanted to go to more current characters. but it's offsetting the dog with the cat. so -- >> is the cat new? they've been around come on. >>> all right, weigh in on facebook and let us know what you thin
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